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Authoritarianism and Corporatism in Latin America Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 552
ISBN: 9780822952756
Pub Date: 15 Jun 1976
Series: Pitt Latin American Series
Description:
Since the mid-1960s it has been apparent that authoritarian regimes are not necessarily doomed to extinction as societies modernize and develop, but are potentially viable (if unpleasant) modes of organizing a society\u2019s developmental efforts. This realization has spurred new interest among social scientists in the phenomenon of authoritarianism and one of its variants, corporatism.The sixteen previously unpublished essays in this volume provide a focus for the discussion of authoritarianism and corporatism by clarifying various concepts, and by pointing to directions for future research utilizing them.
Congress Oversees the Bureaucracy Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9780822984542
Pub Date: 15 May 1976
Description:
Congressional supervision of the way the executive implements legislative mandates-\u201coversight\u201d of the bureaucracy-is one of the most complex and least understood functions of Congress. In this book, Morris Ogul clarifies the meaning of oversight and analyzes the elements that contribute to its success or neglect. Ogul's work is based on case studies from nearly one hundred interviews with congressmen, committee staff members, lobbyists, and members of the executive branch.
The Crisis of Democratic Theory Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9780813101415
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1973
Description:
Widely acclaimed for its originality and penetration, this award-winning study of American thought in the twentieth century examines the ways in which the spread of pragmatism and scientific naturalism affected developments in philosophy, social science, and law, and traces the effects of these developments on traditional assumptions of democratic theory.
The Papers of Henry Clay Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 1004
ISBN: 9780813100548
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1972
Description:
This fourth volume in the ten-volume series covers the career of Henry Clay during his first year as Secretary of State in the cabinet of President John Quincy Adams.Within a month after taking office, Henry Clay described the Department of State as "no bed of roses." Even though routine papers bearing his signature have been omitted by the editors, the 950 pages of documents included in this volume show that many duties filled Clay's days and nights.

Progressivism and the Open Door

America and China, 1905–1921
Format: Paperback
Pages: 246
ISBN: 9780822984276
Pub Date: 15 Jan 1971
Description:
During the progressive era, most American policymakers agreed that China represented a land of unlimited opportunity for trade, investment and social reform. Serious divisions existed, however, over policy tactics. One side (mainly manufacturers and academics) advocated a unilateral policy of penetration allied only with Chinese modernizers.
American and Soviet Aid Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 314
ISBN: 9780822984245
Pub Date: 30 Nov 1970
Description:
This book presents a comprehensive comparison of economic aid programs by the United States and the Soviet Union to less developed countries. It examines aid to many of the non-Communist nations of Asia, Africa, the Near East, Latin America. Robert S.
The Underground Railroad in Connecticut Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780819560124
Pub Date: 19 Mar 1970
Illustrations: 8 illus.
Description:
Here are the engrossing facts about one of the least-known movements in Connecticut's history-the rise, organization, and operations of the Underground Railroad, over which fugitive slaves from the South found their way to freedom. Drawing his data from published sources and, perhaps more importantly, from the still-existing oral tradition of descendants of Underground agents, Horatio Strother tells the detailed story in this book, originally published in 1962. He traces the routes from entry points such as New Haven harbor and the New York state line, through important crossroads like Brooklyn and Farmington.
Essays in Comparative Social Stratification Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9780822984177
Pub Date: 15 Jan 1970
Description:
The essays in this volume represent trends in social stratification studies undertaken in major culture areas of the world. The empirical data of the chapters are set with special reference to the dynamics of processes within these diverse traditions and heritages as sources of comparison with one another and with the experiences of western societies.

Techniques for Observing Normal Child Behavior

Format: Paperback
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780822950431
Description:
A handbook of standard techniques for observing children’s behavior in nursery school settings -- it is also applicable to children in club groups, elementary school classrooms, and hospitals.
The Papers of Henry Clay Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 944
ISBN: 9780813100531
Description:
This third volume in the ten-volume series covers the career of Henry Clay from the Second Session of the Sixteenth Congress, where he engineered the second Missouri Compromise, to the presidential election of 1824, when he found himself eliminated as a candidate.Upon his return from Congress in 1821, Clay practiced law and interested himself in Transylvania University, among other things. Elected again to the House of Representatives and to the Speakership in the Eighteenth Congress, Clay resumed his leadership in national affairs; his concerns at this period were principally with the Monroe Doctrine, the Spanish and Greek revolutions, and internal improvements and the tariff.
The Papers of Henry Clay Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 1060
ISBN: 9780813100517
Description:
Henry Clay's career spanned a half century of a great formative period in American history. The Papers of Henry Clay span the crucial first half of the nineteenth century in American history. Few men in his time were so intimately concerned with the formation of national policy, and few influenced so profoundly the growth of American political institutions.